Explore Japanese traditions through tours in the Tama area Sept 18 & 25
Explore Japanese traditions through tours in the Tama area
If you are looking for local tours around Tama Area of Tokyo, there are a couple of interesting tours offered by a non-profit volunteering organization, Tama Brand Internationalization Promotion.
English speaking guides will accompany the tour, so anyone can fully enjoy it without language trouble.
For an application or more information, contact Ichiro Isozaki of Tama Brand Internationalization Promotion.
With unique topics such as nature, history and samurai, the group continues to offer tours at least once a month, with 60 to 70 percent of the participants being from foreign countries, according to Isozaki.
Shrine walking with Yukata (summer kimono)
Tour participants will visit Yasaka Shrine in Yukata and enjoy its night market. You can see a parade of portable shrines carried by men in traditional festive attire, too.
Date: Sep 18
Meeting time & place: 2 p.m. at ticket gate of JR Hino Station
Fee: 1,000 yen ($10) and 5,000 yen for Yukata rental
Application must be done by Sep. 15.
Tour to Hino, a town filled with rich history of Samurai
Tour participants stroll around Hino with its historical attractions, such as Yasaka Shrine, Hino Honjin (Samurai accommodation), Daishoji Temple and Hosenji Temple. Participants can experience wearing samurai gear and sword at the Museum of Shinsengumi (Shogunate police force).
Date: Sep 25
Meeting time & place: 8:50 a.m. at ticket gate of JR Hino Station
Fee: 1,500 yen ($15)
Application must be done by Sep 23.
Tama Brand Internationalization Promotion